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Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Rifle

Published 1942

These are Excellent videos for those who would like to know more about rifle shooting. They are great for both the beginner and the expert who needs a refresher. The series focuses on the M1 garand, but the techniques can be applied to any rifle. part one covers sling usage and shooting positions. Part 2 covers sight adjustments and also has one of the BEST explanations of windage adjustments EVER. The film was made in 1942/43 for the war department and is now in the public domain, so it can be copied and recopied at will. Please give a copy to anyone you may think would be interested in becoming a better shooter then visit to find out about an APPLESEED shoot.

Special thanks to Jack A Sol of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association for making these videos available to the general public.

Producer U.S. War Department
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: k-otic - favoritefavorite - July 20, 2010
Subject: full version
Reviewer: Love Those Movies - favorite - July 20, 2010
Subject: Not the same movie
I watched this movie some time ago and it was excellent however after watching it again today I have realized that it is not the same movie. The original movie apparently has been replaced with this one. There is no part 1 and the windage and elevation instructions are missing.

The description is wrong. This movie starts with part 2 not part one and part 2 are the firing positions.

Very disappointing.
Reviewer: Idahoser - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2009
Subject: Wow, I know it's popular, why no reviews?
If you are, or think you might be someday, a Rifleman, you need these videos.

See also the companion book, "How to Shoot the US Army Rifle"

Fulton Armory sells several other videos along with this pair. A couple are more recent, VN era.
Reviewer: PHenry - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2009
Subject: Rifle Marksmanship with the M1
Great videos! All stems from the Army Qual Test instituted around time of WW1 - tried and true.

Shooting from the bench gets old - did for me. Shooting from position is where it's at.

A great place to practice these methods is at an Appleseeds event. For info go to

I learnt more at my first Appleseeds event than in five years of "practicing" on my own, because practice does not make perfect - only perfect practice makes perfect!

Appleseeds teaches marksmanship using the AQT, just like in the videos, but with some American history thrown in - great time all around.
Reviewer: Garand-Shooter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2008
Subject: Any more?
Are there any more of these films available from this era (I'm speaking of early WWII Training Videos)?

Does anyone haver any additional info on the people in the film? Were they real soldiers?
Reviewer: pelago - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 3, 2008
Subject: fantastic
i went thru boot with a issued M!, changed to M14 at a place called Camp Mathews north of san diego,

recently purchased a M1 to give to my oldest son and now i am making sure he sees this

thanks again
Ira USMC 62 to 89
Reviewer: Gallo Pazzesco - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2008
Subject: Outstanding! Classic still applies ...
Anyone who has ever served in the military, shot the military way, or even a poser who wishes they had served and now owns an M1 series rifle, et al ... will enjoy watching these videos.

What they taught then - still applies today. The fundamentals have not changed.

Those were the days. Every citizen a rifleman - and the military made videos that helped you get there the right way.
Reviewer: mr_loophead - - November 7, 2007
Subject: ...
perhaps it's a popular LINK outside of this website, which is why there are few reviews.
Reviewer: sgtsaunders - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2007
Subject: Should be in everyone collection
If you own an M1 or simply and WWII history buff this a must video. While it says Part 1, Part two is also ready to view. You can also download the MPEG-4 version which is ready for those with a video Ipod
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